Saturday, December 07, 2013

Nelson Mandela: Hunger is a Moral Issue

Photo from World Food Programme mourns passing of Nelson Mandela (Graphic by Mara Mercado)
"Hunger is an issue of social justice and not economics. Our economic approach to food and its distribution reflects our basic moral values. There are relatively poor countries where almost everyone is reasonably fed and richer ones where there is widespread malnutrition. The economic systems in these countries vary. Those who have succeeded have done so because they have made it a priority to end it. Hunger is a moral issue." 

"Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times — times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation — that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evil." -Nelson Mandela

1 comment:

Greg Henneman said...

A lot of applications for this here in the USA. Middle class neighborhoods have good access to grocery stores, while inner city neighborhoods are limited to convenience stores, fast food, and liquor stores. Check out the PBS special, "place matters".